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HRCP condemns the Mustang killing of Hazaras

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press release Lahore, July 19: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) strongly condemns the latest incident of wanton violence against the Hazara Shia Community in Balochistan and takes serious notice of the government’s failure to curb violence against a minority community and its inability to crackdown on known militant outfits.  The latest targeted killing to […]

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SAHR Declaration on Peace, Security and Protection of Human Rights at Borders in South Asia

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has issued the following declaration on peace and protection of human rights along borders in South Asia. We, members of civil society from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, have gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal on 7 and 8 July 2017 at the Round Table […]

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HRCP condemns attack on Asma Jahangir’s associates in courtroom

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, June 22: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned an attack by scores of lawyers on renowned lawyer Asma Jahangir’s associates inside a courtroom in the Lahore High Court. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP denounces in the strongest possible terms the assault on Asma Jahangir’s associates. […]

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Bangladesh: Conduct a credible investigation into threats of violence andensure protection of Sultana Kamal

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

We, several international and regional civil society organisations express deep concern over violent threats received by Sultana Kamal, a prominent lawyer and women human rights defender in Bangladesh. Sultana received these threats from the radical Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam (Hefazat), a coalition of teachers and students of quami Madrasas1 , after expressing her opinion on a […]

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HRCP concern over journalist’s killing, serious threats to another

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press release Lahore, June 12: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the killing of journalist in Haripur and death threats and an apparent attack against another in Lahore. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission stated: “We have received with great concern reports of targeted killing of Bakhshish Elahi, bureau chief of […]

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SAHR Statement on occasion of the campaigns by families of the disappeared reaching 100 days

| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of Human Rights Defenders, is issuing this statement to affirm its solidarity with the families of the victims of enforced disappearance protesting in different areas in the North and East of Sri Lanka. In particular, the network extends its support on the occasion of the 100th […]

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HRCP calls for recovery of 4 activists abducted from Badin

| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

HRCP calls for recovery of 4 activists abducted from Badin   Lahore, May 29: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned reported enforced disappearance of four political activists in Badin district over the weekend. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission stated: “HRCP is appalled to learn of the near simultaneous abduction of […]

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Arbitrary curbs on expression ruinous for democracy, society, says HRCP

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, May 19: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced serious alarm over arbitrary curbs on freedom of expression, a climate of intimidation and the authorities’ stated intent to act against any perceived slight to the armed forces through the social media. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP notes […]

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

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HRCP lauds removal of 47 names from ATA’s 4th schedule in GB

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, May 11, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed the removal of 47 individuals’ names from a list under 4th Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act in Gilgit-Baltistan, and called for a fair hearing for those remaining on the list. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP welcomes as […]

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